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Performance: Sōy Division

14 Jun 2024 6.30-8pm

Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham NG1 2GB


Join artist Ariel Orah from Soy Division for a performance evening at Nottingham Contemporary as part of Feedback Loop, our series of events relating to themes in Julian Abraham 'Togar''s exhibition.

Sōydivision is a collaborative platform and artist group predominantly composed of Indonesian diaspora artists based in Berlin. Positioned at the intersection of art and activism, sōydivision creates and curates various art forms, including performances, workshops, culinary art activities, film screenings, and discussions. The strategies employed focus on fostering socially engaged art creation, such as cathartic experiences, re-questioning, and therapeutic healing, which become prominent themes in their artistic output and activities. Their diasporic perspective offers an alternative approach to contemporary issues through art, inviting a new kind of dialogue and engagement.


Ariel William Orah is a Berlin-based Indonesian artist and community catalysator.His practices and research focus include socially engaged art creation, social and climate injustice, as well as identity, memory, and scarcity. Orah never educated nor graduated from Art School, but his past and current art practice is heavily influenced by his background studies and my experience as an Indonesian diaspora and migrant in Germany. An MA graduate from Steinbeis University Berlin with a major in Sustainability Management, he has also completed a degree in human-centered, empathy and experience-driven design from the School of Design Thinking Potsdam/Stanford and KAOSPILOT Århus.In his artistic practice, Orah works with different kinds of mediums from sounds,installations, movement, and other performing and visual arts medium.

He co-founded the empathy-driven sound artist collective L-KW, multi disciplinary art and culinary collective SOYDIVISION.BERLIN, and non-profit cultural organization Diantara e.V. Selected works include an experimental theater “ARYATI” (2022), lecture performance GAUNG – UNVORHERBESTIMMTE RESONANZfor Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Berlin (2021), a theater music composition »Götzendämmerung. Post-Funk-Tische Ergüsse zum Zeitgeschehen« for Zimmertheater-tübingen (2019), and a commissioned installation for Tanz im August Festival Berlin (2016). He has self-released numerous solo albums under the alias ravenative, as well as being actively involved in several music projects such grau&, soydivision ensemble, böseblick ensemble, and OKNUM.


This event will take place in Gallery One.

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